Can I visit Hong Kong? Latest travel advice as country moves to green list


Hong Kong is on the UK’s green list for international travel.

The Special Administrative Region previously allowed in British travellers with strict quarantine and testing restrictions in place. As of July 1, however, the rules became even tighter.

Here we answer all of your questions on travel to Hong Kong. For all the latest information on travel to Hong Kong, you can also check the Government’s FCDO page.

Can I travel from the UK to Hong Kong?

Only if you are fully vaccinated and a Hong Kong resident, or the child (aged 11 or under) of a Hong Kong resident, with an adult accompanying you. Currently the UK is on the Hong Kong SAR government’s list of “high risk places”. All other persons from ‘high risk places’ will be denied entry to Hong Kong.

Do arrivals in Hong Kong have to take a test?

Yes. All arrivals at Hong Kong airport need to provide a saliva sample, which will be tested for Covid-19. After collecting luggage, arrivals will be taken to a designated location, where they will have to wait for results before proceeding to their mandatory quarantine hotel.

What are the hotel quarantine rules in Hong Kong?

Those who enter Hong Kong from a “very high risk place” (not the UK) will have to enter a quarantine at a designated hotel, which have the following rules:

You are not allowed to leave for 21 days
You are not allowed to leave Hong Kong for the duration of your quarantine
You may be asked to contribute £20 (HK$200) per night towards the cost
No alcohol or smoking allowed, if you are staying at a government facility. There may be no fridge and no air conditioning
You will be issued with a bluetooth-enabled wristband, which will alert authorities if you leave your registered address
Failure to comply could lead to a 6-month prison sentence and a substantial fine

Can I travel from Hong Kong to the UK?

Yes. Hong Kong is on UK’s green list. This means you only need to book a pre-departure PCR test before returning to the UK, then take another on your second day back.

Do I need to enter hotel quarantine if I travel from Hong Kong to the UK?

No. Only arrivals from red list countries need to enter a mandatory ten-day hotel quarantine at a Government-approved facility. You can find the full red list, here. Amber arrivals can see out their quarantine anywhere they wish.

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